Friday, June 24, 2016

the Brexit is real, and it's happening now

Brexit: the Leave side is, as of this writing, a million votes ahead of the Remain side. British newspapers have already started calling the game. You have no idea how happy this makes me. Sure, I foresee many difficulties, but in the end, the UK collectively did what Scotland alone didn't have the will to do: claim its independence.

The papers are now saying that Scotland may decide to have another independence referendum: there's a chance it might break away from England, Wales, and Northern Ireland to become a steadfastly EU country, like the Republic of Ireland. Hey, good fortune to you, Scotland, if that's what you choose to do. And also: good riddance. Your country has become heavily socialist and is now mired in a culture of dependence—quite a change from the fighting Scots of old. The UK doesn't need you or your loss of dignity. Somewhere in Spain, Sean Connery is weeping manly tears, because if Scotland now decides to become independent, it will be for all the wrong reasons.

Bleh. I didn't mean to focus on Scotland so much. Let's get back to celebrating. Perhaps tonight, I'll hoist a pint of Bundaberg in your honor, O Britain. This is a proud, proud day.

A last word: Brexiteers, be gracious in victory. The Remain crowd are still your fellow countrymen. Set about the task of healing the divisions between you. Don't be like James Franco in "This Is the End": a sore winner.


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